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Happy February…

A new month! This week marks my third official week since leaving my full time job. Over the first week and a half, I was getting into a great little groove, finding a new daily routine, working on projects, discovering podcasts (Stuff You Should Know = Amazing.) Life was grand… then I got caught off guard with a yucky cold last week. Thankfully it didn’t last long and after a few days of recovery and several Kleenex boxes later, I’m back to work towards a very exciting weekend coming up!

Like I said before when this all began, goals are essential. One of those goals I set for myself and have been working towards since I left is a pop-up shop for my friends and former co-workers. It will be a debut of sorts and the launch of a new collection! I’ll be updating the Etsy shop over the next couple weeks with new prints, stationery and giftable items featuring my latest illustrations and creations. Follow me on Instagram for shop updates and sneak peaks. I promise to document every pretty detail and share everything with you soon!

Wishing you a happy and productive start to your week =)

~Joanna <3

Spot Sighting…

How fabulous are these leopard booties? Whenever I see an amazingly unattainable pair of shoes (sky high, super chic, crazy expensive, alter ego-esque), I covet them not for the purpose of wanting to actually wear them, but just to have them and look at them. I want to collect them and admire them all in a row… sort of like Jenna Lyons… shiny ponies she calls them. I totally relate.

Since these are waaaay too expensive to buy and just leave on a shelf, it was much more affordable to turn them into a print. Now available in the shop =)

~Joanna <3

Lace Up for Fashion Week…

After winning the Christian Louboutin & Bergdorf Goodman design contest awhile back, I faithfully receive a glossy copy of the Bergdorf Goodman magazine in my mailbox each season. It always seems to arrive when I’m having a particularly lousy day for some reason… which works out magically as it is always able to cheer me right up!

After leafing through the pages upon pages of beautiful fall things, I went online to *pretend* window shop and found some killer stilettos. These things are like art. I can’t get enough of them… and I’m not a super high heel kind of girl but I just love them. Especially these lace up ones with geometric cut outs…

I have Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, and Aquazzura to thank for inspiring my sketches. And of course, the amazing Bergdorf Goodman for sending me a dose of fashion inspiration always when I need it most =)

~Joanna <3

Stars, Stripes, and Watermelon…

So the original plan was to fly and visit my parents for the Fourth of July… Mom’s hydrangeas in full bloom, feeding carrots to the horses down the road, early morning plane rides with Dad over the tributaries of the Potomac… all wonderful, lovely, relaxing country things.

And it started off fine, I was able to leave work early and arrive at LaGuardia in plenty of time thanks to the new Q70. I looked at the departure list and it was very ominous… most flights were cancelled with the exception of mine and about four others. I held on to hope that Hurricane Arthur would not keep me from my wonderful three-day countryside escape but alas, two hours later my flight was cancelled along with everyone else’s.

So I’m back in my rainy Manhattan, but it’s not going to stop me from enjoying our Fourth! The hubby is making his amazing pesto with pasta we brought back from Italy and I’m going to try my hand at an Apple Pear Crisp, courtesy of Ina Garten. I watched her make it this morning and she always makes me feel like I can get better in the kitchen (and somehow she never makes such a mess!) =)

Here’s hoping if you celebrate, that you got where you were going and that you have a happy 4th of July! And to cheer us all up on this rainy holiday… some wearable stars, stripes, and very yummy watermelon!

~Joanna <3

P.S. – Follow my Instagram to see how my Apple Pear Crisp turns out!

Wednesday Wishlist…

Wednesday Wishlist: Fall TransitionThe transition between seasons often means a morning clothing crisis… if only my drawings would come to life over night and I could have a full closet of already put together looks!

This dress would work just as well with tights and a sweater for the cooler weather. I’d pair it with black chain strap flats and this covetable bag. Happy Wednesday!

~Joanna <3